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  The purpose and goal of brain mapping is to advance the understanding of the relationship between structure and function in the human brain. Scientists in this field seek to gain knowledge of the physical processes that underlie human sensation, attention awareness and cognition. These results are immediately applicable to surgical intervention, to the design of medical interventions and to the treatment of psychological and psychiatric disorders.

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05/24
High H5N1 influenza levels found in mice given raw milk from infected dairy cows
Mice administered raw milk samples from dairy cows infected with H5N1 influenza experienced high vir…
05/24
Scientists map networks regulating gene function in the human brain
NIH-funded research details the brain?s cellular and molecular regulatory elements and their impact …
05/20
Acetaminophen shows promise in warding off acute respiratory distress syndrome, organ injury in patients with sepsis
Findings from NIH-supported clinical trial suggests the drug has the greatest benefit in the sickest…
05/17
NIH study shows chronic wasting disease unlikely to move from animals to people
Study of cerebral organoids reinforces evidence for substantial species barrier …
05/17
Benign nail condition linked to rare syndrome that greatly increases cancer risk
NIH researchers suggest conducting nail evaluation of affected patients and at-risk family members …
05/16
Adverse social determinants of health linked to treatment-resistant hypertension in Black Americans
NIH-funded study suggests addressing these factors could reduce health disparities. …
05/15
Scientists unravel genetic basis for neurodegenerative disorders that affect vision
NIH-led findings point to a biomarker for rare disorders associated with the gene PNPLA6. …
05/15
Older American Indians may experience higher levels of cognitive impairment than previously thought
NIH-funded research exposes additional health disparities for American Indians. …
05/13
Over 115 million pills containing illicit fentanyl seized by law enforcement in 2023
NIH-supported study highlights increasingly dangerous illicit drug supply, risk of pills not coming …
05/08
Faster approach for starting extended-release naltrexone to treat opioid use disorder shown effective
NIH-supported clinical trial addresses important barrier to opioid use disorder treatment. …
03/28
Notice of NCI Virtual Workshop to Engage Multi-Cancer Detection (MCD) Assay Developers
Notice NOT-CA-23-055 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts…
03/28
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Encouraging Womens Health Research within the NIDCD Mission Areas
Notice NOT-DC-23-006 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts…
03/27
Notice to Extend NCCIH's PAR-20-218, PAR-20-217, PAR-20-216, PAR-20-215, and PAR-20-219
Notice NOT-AT-24-003 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts…
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NIMH Research and Science Track at 2024 APA Annual Meeting
NIMH leadership and staff will present several sessions featuring some of the major initiatives NIMH…
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Basic Research Powers the First Medication for Postpartum Depression
Decades of NIMH-supported basic research led to a pioneering treatment for postpartum depression and…
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Facebook Live: Brain Stimulation Therapies
In recognition of National Mental Health Awareness Month in May, NIMH hosted a Facebook Live event o…
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Workshop: Discrimination as a Social Determinant of Mental Health Disparities
The workshop will bring together expert investigators, National Institutes of Health (NIH) staff, an…
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Information Session: NIMH Intramural Research Program Training Opportunities (June)
Undergraduates, graduate students, medical students, and postdoctoral fellows are invited to learn a…
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Pathways to Recovery: Psychosis and Schizophrenia
Psychosis, a condition marked by a loss of touch with reality, is distressing for those who experien…
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Scientists Map Networks Regulating Gene Function in the Human Brain
An NIMH-funded research consortium has produced the largest and most advanced multidimensional maps …
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Workshop: Neurofeedback Intervention Development: Opportunities and Challenges
This workshop will convene researchers and federal officials to review the state of the science for …
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Characterizing Childhood Irritability Across Ages and Stages
NIMH-supported research captures expressions of irritability across developmental stages via a clini…
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Facebook Live: Brain Stimulation Therapies
NIMH expert Sarah H. Lisanby, M.D. described common types of brain stimulation therapies, and why th…
05/25
Early-life pain exposure associated with impaired neurodevelopment association in female infants
… neural connectivity as observed via magnetic resonance imaging.  2. Worse…
05/25
Eye Ultrasounds Uncover Brain Shunt Failure in Children, Researchers Reveal
… undergo multiple computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging scans per year, exposi…
05/24
Psychedelic drug-induced hyperconnectivity in the brain helps clarify altered subjective experiences
… modular." Previously acquired functional magnetic resonance imaging …
05/24
Psilocybin Induces Brain Hyperconnectivity, Enhancing Mystical Experiences
… less modular.? Previously acquired functional magnetic resonance imaging …
05/24
To improve how California students read, we must get past confusion and misinformation
… to study the brain (functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI) could not detect &#823…
05/24
Enhancing Mental Health Medication Adherence with Meticap: A Pharmacist's Perspective
Pharmacists now have access to a revolutionary tool called Meticap, designed to support pat…
05/21
Machine learning helps experts identify ADHD biomarkers on MRI scans
1. Huey-Ling Chiang, Chi-Shin Wu, Chang-Le Chen, Wen-Yih Isaac Tseng, Susan Shur-Fen Gau, et al. &qu…
01/23
Issue Information
Journal of Neuroimaging,Volume 28, Issue 6, Page 551-554, November/December 2018. (Source: Journal o…
01/23
Dr. Leon D. Prockop (1934 ?2018), Founding Editor?in?Chief, Journal of Neuroimaging
Journal of Neuroimaging,Volume 28, Issue 6, Page 555-555, November/December 2018. (Source: Journal o…
01/23
Pediatric Congenital Cerebrovascular Anomalies
Journal of Neuroimaging, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Neuroimaging)…
01/23
01/23
What Threshold Defines Penumbral Brain Tissue in Patients with Symptomatic Anterior Circulation Intracranial Stenosis: An Exploratory Analysis
CONCLUSIONSA target mismatch profile usingTmax  >  6 seconds may define tissue at risk in patient…
01/23
White Matter Microstructure Correlates with Memory Performance in Healthy Children: A Diffusion Tensor Imaging Study
CONCLUSIONSSignificant correlations between DTI parameter values and CMS indices in multiple WM trac…
01/23
Clinical, Sonographic, and Electrophysiologic Longitudinal Features of Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
CONCLUSIONNerve ultrasound can be used as a method to objectify the long ?term disease course in CID…
01/23
Microvessels may Confound the ?Swallow Tail Sign? in Normal Aged Midbrains: A Postmortem 7 T SW?MRI Study
CONCLUSIONBoth iron deposits and microvessels contribute to the hyposignal surrounding nigrosome 1 i…
01/23
01/23
Gliosarcoma: Neuroimaging and Immunohistochemical Findings
Journal of Neuroimaging, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Neuroimaging)…
01/23
Teriflunomide's Effect on Glia in Experimental Demyelinating Disease: A Neuroimaging and Histologic Study
Journal of Neuroimaging, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Neuroimaging)…
01/23
Multicenter Measurements of T1 Relaxation and Diffusion Tensor Imaging: Intra and Intersite Reproducibility
Journal of Neuroimaging, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Neuroimaging)…
01/23
Diffusion Tensor Imaging of the Superior Thalamic Radiation and Cerebrospinal Fluid Distribution in Idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
CONCLUSIONSCombined microstructural (DTT) and macrostructural (ventricular volume) changes is a prom…
01/23
MRI ?Guided High?Intensity Focused Ultrasound as an Emerging Therapy for Stroke: A Review
Journal of Neuroimaging, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Neuroimaging)…
01/23
Neuroimaging in Psychiatric Disorders: A Bibliometric Analysis of the 100 Most Highly Cited Articles
Journal of Neuroimaging, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Neuroimaging)…
01/23
Arterial Spin Labeling MRI to Measure Cerebral Blood Flow in Untreated Ischemic Stroke
Journal of Neuroimaging, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Neuroimaging)…
01/23
01/23
Early Phase PIB ?PET as a Surrogate for Global and Regional Cerebral Blood Flow Measures
CONCLUSIONEarly PIB uptake has the potential to effectively serve as a surrogate for global and regi…
01/23
Brain Atrophy in Natalizumab ?treated Patients with Multiple Sclerosis: A 5?year Retrospective Study
CONCLUSIONOur results contribute to the increasing knowledge of PBVCs in natalizumab ?treated MS pat…
01/23
Femoral Neuropathy Following Transfemoral Neuroendovascular Procedures. An Analysis of a Prospective Registry
CONCLUSIONSFemoral neuropathy is a rare occurrence following transfemoral neuroendovascular procedur…
01/23
Ultrasound, Clinical, and Electrophysiological Findings in Persistent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
CONCLUSIONOur data show significant functional disability, axonal nerve damage, and scar tissue form…
01/23
Impact of Intraoperative Hyperglycemia on Brain Structures and Volumes
CONCLUSIONSThis study found no effect of intraoperative hyperglycemia on postoperative brain structu…
12/16
Drumming makes your brain more efficient
Playing the drums requires coordination between all four limbs. A new study asks whether, over years…
12/06
Repairing leaky blood-brain barrier may rejuvenate brain function
New research in mice suggests that a leaky blood-brain barrier can accelerate brain aging, and that …
12/04
New MRI scans reveal brain features of depression
Using new types of MRI, scientists have observed features of the blood-brain barrier and activity in…
11/25
Everything you need to know about choline
Choline is an essential nutrient that humans need for neurodevelopment and many other bodily functio…
10/30
Automated lesion detection on MRI scans using combined unsupervised and supervised methods
Background: Accurate and precise detection of brain lesions on MR images (MRI) is paramount for accu…
10/02
NeuroPod: September 2015
This month, neural prosthetics, positive connectivity, memory mapping and sonogenetics.…
12/19
NeuroPod: December 2014
?Bat nav?, imaging the spinal cord, and the highlights of NeuroPod in 2014.…
06/30
NeuroPod: June 2014
Touch as an emotion, the channels that help calm activity in the brain, and regrets - rats have a fe…
02/27
NeuroPod: February 2014
Weighing brain activity with a balance, using psychological measures to determine the death penalty,…
01/30
NeuroPod: January 2014
Boosting learning and recovery using mild electric stimulation, tracking down speech processing, and…
09/26
NeuroPod: September 2013
The causes of financial bubbles, studying migraines, how a dance group is informing research on prac…
08/28
NeuroPod: August 2013
We showcase state-of-the-art connectomics, get lost in the fiendish complexity of a single neuron, l…
04/30
NeuroPod: April 2013
Making the brain see-through, treating disorders with electrical impulses, wonky statistics riddle n…
06/25
Siemens mCT to be Used in Neurological Research at National Intrepid Center of Excellence
Malvern, Pa., June 25, 2010 - Siemens is pleased to announce that its latest innovation in PET&#8226…
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At left: Virgin Mary in Fort Pierce woman's brain scan

FORT PIERCE A 42-year-old woman without insurance and mounting medical bills plans to sell an MRI scan of her brain in which the image of the Virgin Mary seems to appear. Pamela Latrimore has been sick for years with cancer, arthritis and a series of serious ailments she blames on a childhood in Jacksonville, Ark., a place that has been investigated by the U.S. government for possible dioxin exposure. Dioxin is a toxic chemical linked to a variety illnesses including cancer and liver problems. In 2002, Latrimore had an MRI of her brain done and the results were stashed in her thick pile of medical records. Her sister-in-law looked at the sheet recently and pointed out what appeared to be the image of the Virgin Mary. Having seen where other supposed images of Mary or other religious icons were sold for thousands of dollars, Latrimore plans to post the MRI scan on eBay, the online auction site. She hopes to earn enough money to pay off some of the medical bills she and her contractor husband cannot afford.
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